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April 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, should I or my family member go to live with family or stay in the long-term care or nursing home?

The following helpful Patient decision aid is by the Ontario Hospital Research Institute.  Patient decision aids are tools that help patients, care-givers and families become involved in decision making around difficult health care issues. They are designed to complement, rather than replace, the advice given by a health care practitioner.

COVID-19 poses significant health risks for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. For those living in long term care homes and nursing homes, the decision to move back home with friends and family can be difficult to make. It’s important to ensure that you will have proper care if you decide to move out. Use this decision aid to help you consider your options.

View this Patient decision aid at Ontario Hospital Research Institute